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Friday, December 14, 2012

There Are No Words

The shooting today at the Connecticut elementary school is beyond tragic; it's of a scale that is literally hard to comprehend. Coming as it does on the heels of the mall shooting in Portland (only a short distance from my home) it raises serious questions about our culture of gun violence in the US. There is something seriously, seriously wrong with us as a society if peoples' reaction to every real or imagined slight is to reach for a gun and start shooting. My every thought and prayer goes out to those who've been affected by this senseless violence, and I feel literally heartbroken when I think of all the families who've been torn apart and will never be the same again.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's a real reflection of the level of untreated, overlooked, mental illness in America. In addition to that the feeling of bottomless desperation which people are living with daily.

    I don't think it's out of the question to expect an upswing of this "right now" - because of the double-whammy of the winter holiday season and the "end of days".

    Of course, the lack of surprise doesn't mean it's not horrible. It's heartbreaking, and shakes one's faith in one's fellow humans. There will be several pounds of candles lit, and tended, for those who lost their lives literally and figuratively.